Here’s a look at the planet’s most majestic and mysterious rainforests which you can visit!
Daintree Rainforest, Australia
Situated in Queensland, Australia, Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest rainforests in the world. It covers an area of around 1,200 square kilometres and is home to the Daintree National Park. The Daintree River runs through the forest and extends from Mossman Gorge to the Bloomfield River. The forest has some of the oldest plants in the world such as Psilotopsida and Lycopsida. There are a host of guided tours you can be a part of here at the Daintree Rainforest.
Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia
Situated in the western coast of Sabah in Borneo, Malaysia, the Kinabalu National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and is most famous for being home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. People visit here from different parts of the world to witness the beautiful landscape and terrains and it serves as one of the best places to hike, camp or trek in the country.
Amazon, South America
The largest rainforest on the face of the earth, the Amazon spreads over a span of 5, 500, 000 ㎢ and through several countries namely Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana. However a major part of it lies in Brazil. It is home to thousands of species of plants, animals, birds and insects. There are several guided tours available to the Amazon rainforest. You need to be careful though as some of the world’s most venomous snakes and dangerous animals and other reptiles, such as poison dart frogs, jaguars, piranhas, anacondas etc., are found here.
Home to the Bengal Tiger, situated in India and Bangladesh, a tour to the Sundarbans can be an amazing experience. The forest covers a total area of 10,000 ㎢ and flaunts a network of marine streams, mud shores and mangrove forests. Along with the tigers, the region is home to numerous other wildlife species, birds and reptiles.
Valdivian Temperate Forest, Chile and Argentina
Encompassing an area of 248,100 ㎢ in Chile and Argentina, the Valdivian Temperate rainforest have dense growth of bamboos, ferns and the evergreen angiosperm trees as well as the conifer trees. The world’s smallest deer, southern pudú, and South America’s smallest cat, the kodkod are some of the wild species that can be spotted here.